Black History Month is celebrated every February to honor the history, culture, and achievements of African Americans in the United States. This month-long annual celebration originated in 1926 when the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, founded by Black historian Carter G.Woodson, established "Negro History Week" to honor African American contributions to history.
For a more detailed history of this celebration, please see this article in the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History.
Celebrate with us by exploring our recommended resources or by attending an event in our local community. .